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Hard drive constantly being accessed


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#1 Xion385

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:36 PM

OS: Windows 7 Professional
Hard Drive: 1TB WD Caviar Green
MB: ASUS P8P67 M-Pro
CPU: Intel I5 2500K


It's more of annoyance if anything, but my hard drive light on my desktop keeps flickering like a lighthouse signal for the past couple of weeks now. I'm not entirely sure what's accessing it. Even just right after everything has been booted up. I've used Malwarebytes, ESET, and AVG, but they haven't caught anything.


Anyone else had this problem before can help me figure this out?

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#2 komodo dragon

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:42 PM

my win xp laptop dose that when i watch videos on youtube and as soon as it dose that the videos stats to stutter at the same time the cpu hits 100%

Edited by komodo dragon, 19 August 2012 - 08:43 PM.


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Posted 19 August 2012 - 11:12 PM

Task manager < View < Select Columns Checkmark IO reads and IO writes and see what is eating up your hard drive time.

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#4 Xion385

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 11:19 PM

avgtray.exe

sidebar.exe - The only thing on my sidebar is two weather gadgets and the AVG gadget

edit:

csrss.exe - also has the most I/0 reads.

Edited by Xion385, 20 August 2012 - 12:00 AM.


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Posted 20 August 2012 - 11:16 PM

If you are using the windows gadgets, please read here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2719662

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#6 Xion385

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 11:26 PM

If you are using the windows gadgets, please read here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2719662



Hmm.. it didn't fix it. The only gadgets that I was using were two default weather gadgets and AVG sidebar.

Thanks for the suggestion though.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 12:53 AM

AVG has been known to be a system hogging protection software so you might wanna try other lightweight but effective antivirus such as Microsoft Security Essentials. Is ESET also installed with AVG?

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#8 Xion385

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:37 PM

Thanks for the tip. I uninstalled AVG for Security Essentials. It does feel lighter, but it does scan slower. I was only running the ESET online version to scan my computer and uninstalled it right after.

ESET didn't find anything. As well as Malwarebytes and Security Essentials. So I think whatever is accessing my hard drive isn't a virus or malware. I'm just not sure what it is. My hard drive light just flashes every two seconds. It's not really bugging me too much, but I just want to know what is causing it.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 02:36 AM

There is not much of an explanation really as I always go for the Task Manager to speculate on certain processes and performance which is reliable for reading background services or programs running. I always look for the CPU and memory usage in connection with hdd constant blinking but is not well connected somehow... As long as nothing is wrong with your computer I would ignore this blinking problem which seems to be a not so critical issue. Use also this just in case http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/startuplite/

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